4 Designation of an operational entity Ex/AExEBCOP/MOPOEx 2) Checks AEs competence through desk review, on-site assessment and witnessing 1) Submits request for accreditation Accreditation Recommends Review of accreditation every 3 years Designates Spot-checks Designated OE1 OE2 … OEn VALIDATES CDM proj. activities VERIFIES & CERTIFIES CERs Publicly available list
Applicant Entity Applies Submit duly completed application form (F-CDM-A). Submit all the documentation specified in D.1. Pay the required application fee. Existing sectoral scopes or proposed new scopes.
Consideration by CDM-AP Processing of application by the Secretariat –Check completeness of documents –Preparation of an application file. Consideration of any proposed new sectoral scope(s) Selection of the members of the CDM-AT –AE has 6 working days to object to members of the AT Prepare work plan for the CDM –AT Consideration of reports from the CDM-AT and recommendation to the EB.
Assessment by the CDM-AT Desk review of documentation. On-site assessment. Witnessing of performance of tasks within scope.
Desk Review Prepare desk review report. AT, through the Sec, informs AE of any inadequacy of the documentation. Identify the tasks requiring witnessing activities.
On-site assessment Final work plan submitted to the AE. Opening meeting. Assessment of the operational capability of the AE. A closing meeting.
Witnessing of performance of tasks Minimization of costs AE has 6 working days (from receipt of work plan) to identify opportunities for witnessing. A delay of 3 months will be granted on request by the AE. Minimum of 2 members of the CDM-AT shall witness in person the AE performing the functions.
Reporting by the CDM-AT Preliminary report to be finalized within 6 weeks after the last witnessing activity. Preliminary report made available to the AE. AE has 30 days to identify corrective actions to resolve non- conformities. All identified corrective actions to be completed within 6 months. Preparation and submission of final report to CDM-AP. –AE has 6 working days to comment on the draft final report.
CDM-AP Submission to EB Consider final report by the CDM-AT and submit recommendation to EB. AE has 6 working days to appeal against CDM-AP recommendation. EB considers submission by the CDM-AP and decide whether to accredit the AE and recommend to COP/MOP for designation.
Other Aspects of Accreditation Process Unscheduled surveillance (spot-check). Re-accreditation Accreditation for additional sectoral scope(s) Indicative letter.